Renewable Energy

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The production of renewable energy from agricultural products remains an exciting opportunity. From transportation fuels to heat to electricity, we’re working on ways to keep ag-based bioenergy a strong contributor to the state’s economy.

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The Minnesota Renewable Energy Roundtable is an AURI community of innovation in the area of renewable energy. Read more about the roundtable and view information from the most recent event.

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The DNA of Innovation: AURI Award Winner Has Long Value-Added History

Posted on January 6, 2018, in Ag Innovation News, AURI News, News, Success Stories

BY DAN LEMKE Founders of the Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company (CVEC) in Benson were among the first to ride Minnesota’s growing ethanol wave. CVEC formed in 1995 and began processing corn into ethanol in 1996, becoming just the fifth enterprise in a state that now boasts 21 corn ethanol plants. CVEC’s Benson facility has the […]

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Posted on October 11, 2017, in Ag Innovation News, Success Stories

By AURI Renewable energy is important to Minnesota and the world at large because it offers the ability to power society from a clean and diverse set of sources. AURI understands its importance and plays a meaningful role in the exciting opportunities it offers by developing renewable energy from agricultural products. Even though AURI does […]

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Research about Renewable Energy

Building an Industrial Hemp Industry In Minnesota

Posted on August 8, 2019, in Research

AURI is pleased to present this preview of an upcoming Minnesota Hemp Value Chain Analysis report to the growers, governments, supply chain sectors and end users who are engaged in the emerging hemp industry in Minnesota. With the interest in industrial hemp growing both nationally and internationally, and the passage of the 2018 farm bill […]

Development of a Port-Injected Hydrous Ethanol System for Diesel Engines

Posted on September 2, 2016, in Research

Read the full report: Development of a Port-Injected Hydrous Ethanol System for Diesel Engines Partners: Minnesota Corn  Research & Promotion Council University of Minnesota

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Tools relating to Renewable Energy

Biomass Burner Initiative

Posted on March 26, 2013, in Tools

The increased cost of petroleum-based energy is leading many Minnesotans to seek alternative fuel sources that will serve their heat and energy needs economically, while reducing negative impacts on the environment. One increasingly important alternative fuel is biomass. Corn, wood, straw, grasses, and other forms of biomass are all being burned as viable sources of […]

Midwest Biomass Inventory Assessment

Posted on April 25, 2012, in Research, Tools

The objective of this study was to determine potential biomass resources within the Midwest for thermal heating applications in order to provide a “snapshot” of the Midwest Biomass Inventory Assessment for presentation at the 2012 Heating the Midwest Conference & Expo and for furthering the vision of the Heating the Midwest Initiative.  This was done, […]

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News about Renewable Energy

Building an Industrial Hemp Industry in Minnesota Forum

Posted on November 15, 2019, in AURI News

On November 6th AURI and its partner, Agrigrowth, hosted a forum on the topic of Building an Industrial Hemp Industry in Minnesota. We are pleased to make the videos of all the panel discussions and presentation slides available for those unable to attend. Introductions The State of Industrial Hemp Beyond the Hype: Value Added Opportunities […]

Seeing Around Corners: New Government Programs Can Increase Your Sales

Posted on January 4, 2019, in Ag Innovation News

One of the most common questions entrepreneurs and small business owners ask themselves is “how can I increase my sales?” The obvious answer for most is to grow the customer base, but that can only get a business so far. For most, the better solution is to increase the volume of units sold across all […]

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